Southwestern Shore

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 06 February 2016

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 25 this morning and to northwest 15 to 20 near noon. Wind backing to southwest 10 to 15 early this evening then increasing to southwest 15 to 20 overnight. Wind diminishing to light Sunday evening.

Snow ending early this morning.

Temperatures near plus 2.

Waves

Issued 05:00 PM AST 05 February 2016
Tonight and Saturday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 this evening then subsiding to 2 to 3 Saturday morning. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 06 February 2016
Monday Wind northeast 25 knots increasing to northeast 40 to 50 in the morning.
Tuesday Wind north 25 to 35 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Wednesday Wind light becoming northeast 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 5 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday Ice free. 

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Map of Atlantic - Maritimes marine weather areas East Scotia Slope - 44137 Southwestern Grand Banks - 44138 Banquereau - 44139 Laurentian Fan - 44141 LaHave Bank - 44150 Northeast Burgeo Bank - 44255 Halifax Harbour - 44258 Mont-Louis - 45138 Baie-Comeau Airport Havre-Saint-Pierre Airport Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan Sept-Îles Airport Cap-d'Espoir Rivière-la-Madeleine Gaspé Airport Heath Point La Pocatière Mont-Joli Airport New Carlisle Pointe-au-Père Port Menier Bas Caraquet Bathurst Airport Bouctouche AAFC Charlo Eskasoni (First Nations) Miramichi Fundy Park (Alma) Grand Manan Kouchibouguac Miscou Island Greater Moncton Int'l Airport Point Lepreau Saint John Airport St. Stephen Baccaro Point Beaver Island Brier Island Caribou Point Debert Grand Étang CFB Greenwood Hart Island Ingonish Beach Kentville AAFC Lunenburg McNabs Island Nappan AAFC North Mountain Parrsboro Sable Island St.Paul Island Shearwater Airport J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Tracadie Western Head Yarmouth Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Summerside Burgeo Port aux Basques Sagona Island St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Winterland Wreckhouse Île aux Perroquets Île Rouge Pointe-des-Monts Pointe-Noire Île Bicquette Cap-Chat Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 5 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4755N 5925W to 4825N
5935W to 5015N 5805W to 4925N 6115W to 4855N 6110W to 4835N 6255W to
4700N 6330W to 4635N 6155W to Nova Scotia near 4605N 6130W. Sea ice
north and west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Iles de la Madeleine near 4710N 6200W
to 4655N 6135W to 4730N 6110W to Iles de la Madeleine near 4735N
6125W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 5 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4530N 4800W to 4530N 4700W to 4630N 4600W to 4830N
4500W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5830W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5117N 5816W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5720W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Southwestern Shore

Issued 03:00 AM AST 06 February 2016

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 6 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. AST today intensifying low 994 mb located near
Sable Island.
By 8:00 a.m. AST today departing low 979 mb located over
Newfoundland.

At 3:00 a.m. AST today low 1016 mb located over James Bay.
By 11:00 a.m. AST Sunday departing low 1004 mb located near
Anticosti Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:43 AM AST 6 February 2016 A low pressure centre over Sable Island at forecast time will move
through Newfoundland this morning as it draws away from Atlantic
Canada marine waters. Gale to storm force southerlies become gale to
storm force northerly in its wake. Meanwhile a low pressure centre
over James Bay this morning will pass to the north of the Gulf of St
Lawrence on Sunday. A cold front will trail this system. Stong to
gale force southwesterlies ahead of the front veer to strong to gale
force northwesterlies behind it.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
East Scotian Slope..Banquereau..Laurentian Fan and Cabot Strait.
Gale warnings are in effect for remaining waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Cabot Strait and all of the Gulf of St Lawrence waters.

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